Graham flour is a type of whole wheat
flour named after the American Presbyterian minister Rev. Sylvester
Graham, an early advocate for dietary reform. Graham purportedly
despised processed white flour and believed that bran was the cure-all for
the bad eating habits of his friends.
Rather than simply grinding the whole grain wheat kernel
(bran, germ, and endosperm), in graham flour the components are ground
separately. The endosperm is ground finely, initially creating white
flour. The bran and germ are ground coarsely. The two parts are then mixed
back together, creating a coarse-textured flour that bakes and keeps well.
Graham flour is used to make graham crackers and pie crusts, among other
Plain whole wheat flour can also be used as a substitute
in recipes, but the texture of the resulting baked goods will be different
than if graham flour had been used.
Graham flour is not available in all countries and a
correct substitute for it would be a mix of white flour, wheat bran, and
wheat germ in the ratio found in whole wheat.
Here's the formula in case you need to make some in a
hurry: Wheat comprises approximately 83% endosperm, 14.5% bran, and 2.5%
germ by mass. For sifted all-purpose white flour, wheat bran, and wheat
germ having densities of 125, 50, and 80 grams/cup, respectively, one cup
of graham flour is approximately equivalent to 84 g (~2/3 cup) white
flour, 15 g (slightly less than 1/3 cup) wheat bran, and 2.5 g (1.5
teaspoons) wheat germ.
ps: It's easier to buy it from us.
Hardy Peanut Butter Banana Bread
1/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup cane juice crystals
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup graham flour
3/4 cup whole wheat all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup mashed ripe bananas
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup or more of chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 F
In a large bowl cream together the shortening and sugars.
Add the eggs and beat well.
Sift together the flours, baking soda, salt, baking
powder and add to creamed mixture.
Stir until mixed. Stir in bananas, peanut butter and
Pour into well greased (and lightly floured) 9X5X3? pan.
Bake for about 50 minutes or until done.